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Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

By The Bank of England….   As of 3 March 2015, the Bank of England will be issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland[1]. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

By the Central Bank of Ireland….   The new €20 banknote’s ‘portrait window’, set in the hologram, is an innovation in banknote technology. The new €20 banknote will enter circulation on November 25, 2015, allowing an extended period of nine months for banknote equipment manufacturers, cash handlers and other affected parties to prepare for the […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

In a sweeping effort to make its older and out-of‐print publications available to the public as Open Access, The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has partnered with HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org/about). As a result, scans of nearly 550 ANS titles – including the American Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature, Numismatic Notes and Monographs, and stand-­alone monographs have become […]

Tom Coulson Becomes New Owner Of Liberty Coin Service

Tom Coulson Becomes New Owner Of Liberty Coin Service

At the beginning of 2015, Tom Coulson, a 29-year veteran who rose to be a manager and senior numismatist, has become the new owner of Liberty Coin Service in Lansing, Michigan.  Patrick A. Heller, who became an owner of the company in 1981 and sole owner in 1995, will continue to work for Liberty for […]

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

Governors meeting at National Money Show will be broadcast online   The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors will hold an Open Session and Town Hall during the Portland National Money ShowSM starting at 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, March 7, in Room F150 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Open Session […]

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (Conservancy) reports that in a niche in the Washington Monument’s base, a sealed copper box has been discovered behind a 1915 plaque commemorating the Monument’s Centennial. Since January, the Monument has been undergoing a $5.5 million restoration by the Conservancy. George Wilk II, Project Superintendent for Lewis Contractors, made the […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

The United States Mint will open sales at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 26 for the Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover, the 33rd issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. The coin cover includes two circulating quality Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage–Nov. 17, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminar at MSNS Convention

Grading class offered prior to annual spring show   The American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics will offer an educational two-day course held in conjunction with the Michigan State Numismatic Society Spring Convention. “Grading Mint State Coins” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9, at the Macomb Community College Expo Center, South Campus, 14500 […]

Bags and Rolls of Homestead National Monument Quarters Available Feb. 24

Bags and Rolls of Homestead National Monument Quarters Available Feb. 24

The United States Mint will open sales on Feb. 24 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) for rolls and bags of circulating quality America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins, honoring Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, that have never been in circulation. Available product options and their prices are as follows: The bags and […]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

ANA Offers Free Appraisals at Portland National Money Show

Public can learn value of numismatic items on March 7 and enjoy free admission Members of the public can receive a free, educational appraisal on up to three coins or other numismatic items on the final day of the 2015 National Money ShowSM, held March 5-7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission to […]

Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

Sweden Introduces New Coins and Banknotes for 2015

  By Sveriges Riksbank….   On Monday, February 16, the Riksbank presented Sweden’s new banknotes and coins. For the first time, the media was given the possibility of seeing, feeling and tilting the printed banknotes and minted coins. In 2015 and 2016, Sweden will gain new banknotes and coins. They will have a completely new […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

On Friday, February 6, 2015, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold The Stephen Winthrop Collection at its New York Americana Sale, raising over $1.3 million to support ALS research at Harvard University. Crossing the auction block were many choice, rare and interesting coins, several of which had been off the market for 30 years or more. Highlights […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 20

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 20

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code Q5H) on Feb. 20 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). This year’s set, priced at $31.95, includes five quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANA National Money Show: Museum Showcase features incredible rarities in Portland

ANA National Money Show: Museum Showcase features incredible rarities in Portland

Brasher Doubloon, American Firsts, Bebee notes headline National Money Show… The American Numismatic Association will present a stunning Museum Showcase of numismatic treasures and rare currency worth more than $20 million at the 2015 National Money Show, held March 5-7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. “The ANA Museum Showcase was created to highlight spectacular […]

United States Mint Launches Quarter Honoring Homestead National Monument of America

United States Mint Launches Quarter Honoring Homestead National Monument of America

Latest America the Beautiful Quarters Coin pays homage to the courage and tenacity of Nebraska homesteaders. United States Mint representatives joined National Park Service officials today to launch the Homestead National Monument of America Quarter, the 26th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter’s reverse (tails side) design represents the three fundamentals […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Popular series

New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Popular series

New CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide with “CoinWeek IQ” Tracks Value Range, Population Change, Market Share, and More than 1,000 Label Inserts With more than 370 million coins struck by the United States Mint since the program began in 1986, the American Silver Eagle is the most popular bullion coin program in the world. […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy. The design is now being released in precious metal editions – Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort. As an island nation, Britain has been largely dependent on the seas […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options Available on Feb. 12

Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options Available on Feb. 12

The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of 2015 Kennedy half dollars starting on Feb. 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Available product options and their prices are as follows: PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT OPTION* MINTMARK PRICE KN7 200-Coin Bag “P” or “D” $139.95 KN8 Two-Roll Set (20 coins per roll) “P” and […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Special Service Force Receives Congressional Gold Medal

First Special Service Force Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Members of the First Special Service Force (the Force), an elite American-Canadian joint combat group, were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Designed and struck by the United States Mint, the medal recognizes the Force for its superior service during World War […]

By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Künker March Rare Coin Sale: Rarities and Collections from Ancient to Modern Times

The Künker March Rare Coin Sale: Rarities and Collections from Ancient to Modern Times

Over 6.700 lots with a total estimate of more than 6.5 million euros will be auctioned off by Künker in March. You will find German and world coins featuring multiple special collections. Phaleristic objects and ancient coins are particularly well represented this time.  It is, as always, a very special offer that Künker has assembled […]

By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

Bus tour to The Dalles will follow ANA’s National Money Show The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and the Willamette Coin Club (WCC) have arranged a special all-day bus tour of the former proposed U.S. Mint site at The Dalles, Oregon, following the American Numismatic Association’s Portland National Money Show, to be held at the […]

Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

By Coin.co Coin.co, a NYC-based payment processing company that seeks to provide easy and secure bitcoin payment options to enterprise-level organizations, proudly announces the newest addition to its Board of Advisors, the Honorable Edmund C. Moy. As the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint, Edmund Moy has unique experience with the Federal Reserve, the U.S. […]

By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

Today, both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. Weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a delicate 8mm wide, the coin features a modern interpretation of Britannia. The imposing Kilo coin measures at 100mm wide and continues […]

NGC Announces Removed Label Buyback Program

NGC Announces Removed Label Buyback Program

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) the world’s largest third-party coin grading service, has announced a program to buyback NGC certification labels that have been removed from NGC holders. These certification labels contain an NGC- graded coin’s description, grade and certification number. Occasionally, collectors and dealers remove these labels from NGC holders but do not return them […]

U.S. Mint to Launch Homestead National Monument Quarter Feb. 10

U.S. Mint to Launch Homestead National Monument Quarter Feb. 10

The United States Mint will join the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Homestead National Monument of America, at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Beatrice High School in Beatrice, Nebraska. Invited guests include Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and City of Beatrice […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Only one pair of dies was used in the production of the 1794 issue. The young nation’s first mint had just been established in Philadelphia two years earlier, and its premises spread over two lots on 7th Street between Market and Arch, with the renowned scientist and inventor David Rittenhouse as its director. Thomas Jefferson’s […]

By January 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
 
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